Building Permits

The Building Act requires persons carrying out building work to obtain a building permit prior to the commencement of work.

Building permits are required for different types of buildings such as:

  • industrial and commercial projects
  • new dwellings
  • dwelling alterations & additions
  • carports, verandahs, garages, fences
  • changes of use of buildings
  • granny flats

Under the building regulations, most building work requires a building permit, with only some free standing structures that may be exempt from a building permit.

You should always check with Council’s Building Department if you are unsure whether a building permit is required or not.

For further information on obtaining a building permit and its associated fee through Hobsons Bay City Council, please contact the building department on 9932 1196.